Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  


Delinquent Payroll Taxes Payable

As of the date hereof, the Company has paid its delinquent payroll taxes and late fees in full. At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the payroll taxes payable balance of $3,146 and $115,111 includes accrued late fees in the amount of zero and $37,210, respectively.

Operating Lease Obligations

The Company has an operating lease agreement for office space of approximately 8,308 square feet that was amended on May 1, 2016 and again on April 1, 2019, increasing the office space to approximately 10,203 square feet, with the lease ending on October 31, 2021. The rent is subject to an annual escalation of 3%, beginning May 1, 2017.

The Company entered a new lease agreement of office and warehouse combination space of approximately 4,400 square feet on June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.  This additional space allows for resource growth and engineering efforts for operations before deploying to the field.  The rent is subject to an annual escalation of 3%.

The Company now has a total of office and warehouse space of approximately 14,603 square feet.

At September 30, 2020, future minimum lease payments due under Operating Leases are as follows:

As of December 31,













Total minimum financial lease payments





Less:  interest





Total lease liability at September 30, 2020





Less: current portion of Operating lease obligations





Long Term portion of Operating lease obligations





In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) (“ASU 2016-02”), which requires all leases with a term greater than 12 months to be recognized on the balance sheet, while lease expenses would continue to be recognized in the statement of operations in a manner similar to current accounting guidance. We adopted ASU 2016-02 effective January 1, 2019, on a modified retrospective basis, without adjusting comparative periods presented. Effective January 1, 2019, the Company established a right-of-use model (ROU) asset and operating lease liability in the amount of $644,245. The right of use asset balance at September 30, 2020 was $257,367, the operating lease liability – current portion was $247,182 and the operating lease liability – long term portion was $18,958. This is the Company’s only lease whose term is greater than 12 months. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 did not materially affect our unaudited consolidated statement of operations or our unaudited consolidated statements of cash flows. We made an accounting policy election to keep leases with an initial term of 12 months or less off the balance sheet and to recognize all lease payments for leases with a term greater than 12 months on a straight-line basis over the lease term in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations.

Executive Severance Agreement

On July 10, 2020, Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company (the “former CEO”) would retire from these positions, effective as of September 1, 2020 (the “CEO Transition”). In order to facilitate a transition of his duties, the Company and the former CEO entered into a separation agreement which became effective as of July 10, 2020 (the “Separation Agreement”). Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the former CEO’s employment with the Company ended on September 1, 2020 and will receive separation payments over a 36-month period equal to his base salary plus $75,000 as well as certain limited health and life insurance benefits. The Separation Agreement also contains confidentiality, non-disparagement and non-solicitation covenants and a release of claims by the former CEO who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. The Separation Agreement resulted in a one-time charge of approximately $885,000 which will be amortized in equal amounts over the 36-month term of the agreement.  

In accordance with the agreement the Company will pay to the Executive the total sum of  approximately $885,000, to be paid by the Company in biweekly installments over the thirty-six (36) month period beginning on the first regular Company pay period after September 1, 2020. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the status of the Executive as a “Specified Employee” as defined in Internal Revenue Code Section 409A has the effect of delaying any payments to Executive hereunder for six (6) months after the Separation Date. The Company will pay to the Executive on March 1, 2021, a lump sum amount equal to the first six (6) months of payments of approximately $148,000 owed to the Executive then continue to pay Executive in bi-weekly installments for thirty (30) months thereafter, as contemplated in the Employment Agreement.  In addition, the Company will pay one-half of the Executive’s current life insurance premiums for thirty-six (36) months of approximately $1,200 and provide and pay for the Executive’s health insurance for eighteen (18) months following the Separation of approximately $1,700. Unvested options in the amount of 50,358 became exercisable and vested in their entirety on the Separation Date ($95,127). The Company made payment of his attorneys’ fees for legal work associated with the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement of approximately $17,000.

The entire Separation Agreement is filed as an exhibit in this report.